Scott Bleackley M.Sc.(Computing Science) has been helping people explore the world with their computers
for more than 36 years. Scott has taught at SFU, UBC and BCIT as well as provided personal
and corporate training. Scott explores emerging technologies with an eye to which ones work best
for people and the communities in which they live, work and play. You can find Scott swimming
from outriggers in the Paisley islands, walking the beach or cycling the roads with a camera or two,
drawing, writing, reading and deep in discussion with friends. Scott enjoys sharing his delight in the kid in us all.
Deep study: The world's safest computing environment
"More and more smart individuals, government agencies and corporations are shifting towards Apple and BSD environments in 2004,"
according to DK Matai, Executive Chairman, mi2g. "For how long can the truth remain hidden that the great emperors of the software
industry are wearing no clothes fit for the fluid environment in which computing takes place, where new threats manifest every hour
of every day. There is an accelerating paradigm shift visible in 2004, and busy professionals have spotted the benefits of Apple
and BSD because they don't have the time to cope with umpteen flavours of Linux or to wait for Microsoft's Longhorn when
Windows XP has proved to be a stumbling block in some well-chronicled instances."
Please note that Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x has a built in fire wall.
You can configure it using Apple Menu | System Preferences | Sharing and Security
ClamXav: Open Source, Free Virus Scanner
Sophos: Commercial Virus Scanner
CERT: Computer Emergency Response Team
US-CERT: Computer Emergency Response Team
Canadian CERT: Computer Emergency Response Team